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Carragher lauds Rodgers´ philosophy

Liverpool defender Jamie Carragher has revealed Brendan Rodgers’ emphasis on passing the ball is on ‘another level’ to his past experience.

The 40-year-old was appointed by the Reds after making his name with Swansea, who cemented their Premier League status last season with a widely lauded devotion to pass-and-move football.

Though Carragher says Liverpool’s philosophy has always revolved around a similar approach, the centre-back believes Rodgers has stepped things up.

“We’ve always played football at the club but I would say that Brendan Rodgers has taken it on another level in terms of playing football,” Carragher told the club’s official website.

“He wants us to play even more football than I have ever been brought up to play. But we’ve always been a passing club and that will never change.”

The veteran also admitted he had doubts over whether he could adapt to Rodgers’ new techniques but feels he has surpassed expectations and hopes to continue doing so until his retirement at the end of the season.

“At the start of the season I was aware that some people were saying I wouldn’t suit Rodgers’ style of football. But I think I have put that to bed in the last few games I have played,” he added.

“I think I’ve played well this season, without blowing my own trumpet. Even earlier in the season when I was playing in Europe and in the Carling Cup, I was quite pleased with how I performed.

“Hopefully I can carry that through to the end of the season.”

Tue 26 March, 2013
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